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Concept #1 Quiz

Choose the best possible answer to the following questions about Key Concept 1 "'Metamorphism' and the agents that drive it."

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This activity contains 9 questions.

Question 1.
Which of these is the most complete list of the agents of metamorphism, the agents that drive metamorphic transformations in rocks?

 
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Question 2.
Why is heat considered the most important agent of metamorphism?

 
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Question 3.
How is “confining pressure” different from “differential stress”?


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Question 4.
What are the sources of heat necessary for contact or regional metamorphism? Choose all that apply.


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Question 5.
Why do metamorphic changes occur at great depths? Choose all that apply.


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Question 6.
During metamorphism, what is the major effect of chemically active fluids?

 
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Question 7.
What two ways can the parent rock affect the metamorphic process? Choose the two correct ways.

 
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Question 8.
What concept is used to explain why an increase in heat and pressure produces metamorphism?

 
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Question 9.
What about metamorphic rocks allows us to make a reasonable interpretation as to what the rock’s “parent rock” was?

 
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